Renovations made at NHL arenas built in the early to late 1990s | local business

Here’s what 17 other NHL teams, such as the Buffalo Sabers, have either built their yards with between 1993 and 99 or are planning renovations.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Amalie Arena (1996) – Years of upgrades are highlighted by a $60 million overhaul completed in 2015, rebuilding the entrance, putting in new padded seating, removing two upper bar sections and adding an 11,000-square-foot outdoor party deck, climate controls, lighting and the largest video board in North America. The club level has been rebuilt and new seats, restrooms and concession stands have been added.


The giant scoreboard at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay was a first in the NHL.

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Colorado Avalanche: Ball Square (1999) – A proposal is on the table to renovate the plaza and redevelop 55 acres around the facility.

Montreal Canadiens: Bell Center (1996) A $100 million renovation project replaced, upgraded seats, added restaurants, and turned Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal into a pedestrian-only street.

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Nashville Predators: Bridgestone Arena (1996 .)) – Nearly $70 million in renovations have been made since 2011, including the replacement of all seating, a new bar area, level of service, and locker room improvements.

Ottawa Senators: Canadian Tire Center (1996) – $15 million in 2014 renovations included club level upgrades and 100-level social gathering sites. The team is in talks about building a new downtown event center surrounded by a mixed-use development.

Washington Capitals: Capital One Arena (1997) A $40 million renovation in 2018 replaced all seats and put in a new sound system, expanded spaces, upgraded all perks and built a new team store.

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a An Arena banner hangs outside Staples Center before the NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, December 23, 2021, in Los Angeles. Staples Center has officially been renamed Arena on Christmas Day.

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Los Angeles Kings: Arena (1999) The team spent $20 million in 2016 to upgrade 170 suites and premium areas, install new lighting and sound systems, and upgrade the team store. It just announced a new batch of renovations this week looking to the future.

St. Louis Blues: Enterprise Center (1994 .)) – A $34 million renovation in 2018 included a new jumbotron, ice factory, group dressing room, concession booths, and lighting and sound systems.

Florida Panthers: FLA Live (1998) – A project completed in 2013 replaced the seats in the lower bowl, built snowboard center seating at Club Red in the basement and installed a county-funded scoreboard for the 2015 NHL Draft.

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The Honda Center in Anaheim has seen several updates since 2015.

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Anaheim ducks: Honda Center (1993 .)) – Upgrades to the arena included 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor entertainment space, a 250-seat full-service restaurant on the main floor, and an expanded team store. A state-of-the-art multimedia platform was installed throughout the arena and a new scoreboard was added in 2015.

Carolina Hurricanes: PNC Square (1999) Plans are underway for a roughly $225 million project that will extend meeting spaces, improve food and beverage options, expand the team store and a new roof. The development of the area surrounding the plaza could also include office buildings, retail options and hotels.


Multiple renovations are planned at Rogers Arena in Vancouver

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Vancouver Canucks: Rogers Arena (1995) The team plans to renovate locker rooms, offices, training spaces and relocate the media workroom, as well as build a permanent training arena. A $10 million renovation project in 2014 included expanding some boardrooms, and adding a new Loge Club with 13 six-person junior suites and four new kitchens.

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Staff arrive for COVID-19 testing before entering the SAP Center for an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks in San Jose, California, Saturday, February 13, 2021.

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San Jose Sharks: Saab Center (1993) The team replaced the old seats, replaced the exterior stairs, installed a new roof with a dehumidifying system, and brought in new snow-making technology. It also expanded the team’s inventory by approximately 45%.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Scotiabank Stadium (1999) – As part of a $48 million project completed in 2010, renovations were made to the lobby, video wall, and outdoor plaza. Another $10 million was spent in 2015 for additional upgrades, including a new scoreboard.

Boston Bruins: TD Garden (1995) – A $160 million upgrade from 2014 to 2019 included the addition of 1.87 million square feet of retail, office, residential, and hotel complex called The Hub on Causeway, which is connected to the plaza and allows for an expansion of the building’s footprint, atrium, wider concourse, plus porch and porch spaces and rooms. New dressing.

Chicago Blackhawks: United Center (1994) In 2017, a 190,000-square-foot addition opened and includes new office space for both teams, a new box office, Bulls and Blackhawks shop and a five-story central lobby to serve as a gathering place for fans.

Philadelphia 76ers-New Arena Basketball

FILE – Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team and the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team, is shown on March 14, 2020. The Philadelphia 76ers, who currently play at Wells Fargo Center, are taking the first steps toward building their own team — a funded sports and entertainment arena. On Thursday, July 21, 2022, the team’s managing partners announced the creation of a new development company to create their future home in the city’s fashion district.

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Philadelphia Flyers: Wells Fargo Center (1996) The $350 million renovation created luxurious courtside and rink crates and eliminated many of the levels on the roof and mezzanine. Each level of the arena has been renovated and expanded, including the collective dressing rooms.

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